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4 Things I’d tell my 18-Year-Old Self.

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So five years on from the era of parties, boys, group holiday’s and hangover’s, it’s safe to say I’ve had a reasonable amount of time to reflect on those carefree years of my life. Like many people, this reflection brought about a number of “if I had I known’s” and “what if’s”. I’d finally graduated and thought I was unstoppable, the only way was up from here. After all I had a degree right?

Become An Efficient Job Seeker in 6 Easy Steps

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What should a job search be, in one word? We’ll plump for ‘quick’. Applications, CV writing, interviews: they’re not the stuff of which good times are made. So if you’re looking for a new job in 2017, let’s make the process as easy – and as quick – as possible by following some simple steps.

How To Beat Interview Nerves

pexels-photo-70292It’s totally normal to be nervous before an interview. The problem is that a shaky voice, sweaty palms and shifting in your seat are almost guaranteed, in combination, to torpedo your chances of winning that job. It’s no wonder that many of us are desperate to find a way to remove all nerves and anxiety before a big interview.

How To Build Your Career Tribe: How The People You Meet Outside Of Work Can Help Your Career

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Who are the people that help you most with your career decisions and progress? Colleagues and bosses might play a large part, but it’s people outside of work who often influence and motivate you the most. The desire to give your mum something to tell the neighbours about; the teacher who saw your potential; the friends who know exactly what it is you need from a job: their advice and support is invaluable.

The Best New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers

scrabble-resolutionsWhatever 2016 threw at you, 2017 is going to be your year. We can feel it! If you keep to the below (easy! effective!) resolutions in the New Year, your job search is going to be re-energised, targeted, and successful. So enjoy the mince pies, the board games and the turkey sandwiches, safe in the knowledge that you’ll be off to a flying start in January.

The Top Skills That Will Be In Demand In 2017

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The end is in sight for 2016 – and it’s time to get optimistic for 2017. Next year has the potential to be your best one yet, professionally speaking. So let’s which find out which skills employers will be falling over themselves to hire you for.

Why now is a great time to understand politics (and its impact on you)

pexels-photoThis year has been remarkable. 2016 will be the year people remember for the untimely deaths of their musical heroes, for the year that Donald Trump turned the race for the White House into an unprecedented descent into bigotry and  bitterness, and it will surely be marked in people’s memories as the year the British people decided to leave the European Union. No one would have predicted the political upheavals the UK has experienced in the past few months.